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Fla. University Suspends Frat Over Rape Rant

Sigma Nu brother caught on recording chanting 'rape,' obscenities

(Newser) - An incident report from the University of Central Florida says the school has suspended a fraternity after a recording surfaced of at least one member chanting offensive statements about rape, per the Orlando Sentinel . "There's a brother yelling obscenities, like 'Let's rape some [expletives], rape some... More »

Last Item on UCF Plotter's Checklist: 'Give Them Hell'

No motive found for campus massacre plan

(Newser) - The University of Central Florida student believed to have plotted a campus massacre was found with a checklist that included getting drunk at a bar near campus and pulling a fire alarm to flush out students, authorities say. The final item on the list was "good luck & give... More »

Roommate's 911 Call May Have Stopped UCF Shooter

Seevakumaran brandished gun at him

(Newser) - Police say we may have James Oliver Seevakumaran's roommate to thank for averting a shooting spree . Just before Seevakumaran pulled his dorm fire alarm yesterday he pointed a gun at his roommate, who ran, hid in a bathroom, and dialed 911, authorities tell Fox News . University of Central Florida... More »

UCF Suicide Case Planned Wider Attack

'Anti-social' ex-student had assault weapon, explosives

(Newser) - The man who killed himself at the University of Central Florida today was a former student who had planned to open fire in his school dorm, the Orlando Sentinel reports. UCF Police Chief Richard Beary identified him as James Seevakumaran, 30, and said writings in his room laid out "... More »

Body, Explosives Found in Florida Dorm Room

Man dead in apparent suicide at University of Central Florida

(Newser) - The University of Central Florida cancelled morning classes and evacuated roughly 500 students from a dorm today after police found explosive devices while investigating an apparent suicide on campus; a rep for the school says the dead male was a student at the university. Police were called to the campus'... More »

Glenn Beck Fans Blame Frat Prank for 53 Towed Cars

Beckians lose cars after following 'free parking' signs

(Newser) - Dozens of Glenn Beck fans who emerged from an event at the University of Central Florida to find their cars gone say they were the victims of a fraternity prank. They followed signs directing them toward free parking, only to later discover that their cars had been towed from a... More »

Michael Jordan's Son Could Cost College $3M

Adidas deal predates player with inherited preference for Nike

(Newser) - Michael Jordan’s son wants to wear the shoes his dad made famous when he plays college basketball this season—but if he does, he could wind up costing the University of Central Florida $3 million. Marcus Jordan insists on wearing Nike Air Jordans, but UCF has a deal with... More »

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